Work begins on $200m Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct

Artist's impression of the first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct.
Artist's impression of the first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct.

A 10-15 year, two-stage plan to transform a 9.6ha site adjacent to Fiona Stanley Hospital into a hub offering jobs, homes and health and research facilities has begun.

The $200 million first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (MHKP) will include 175 apartments, a 150-bed aged care facility, a super medical clinic, WA’s first Medihotel, short-stay accommodation, plus more than 6000sqm of commercial, retail and amenity space built across five buildings.

Fini Group, announced in July as the State Government’s preferred proponent to kick the development off, should have stage one civil works finished by mid-2018.

Site works began this week.

The 60-room Medihotel should be open in 2021.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the new precinct would be a key driver in creating jobs, with the Medihotel to free up hospital beds.

“The creation of the health and knowledge precinct in Murdoch, in a highly connected and knowledge-rich environment, ensures we’re making the most of the established health, education and transport infrastructure,” she said.

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